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On 3 May 2017, Fiji Meteorological services provided an early alert for a tropical disturbance (TD21F) which was forming north of Vanuatu. The tropical disturbance developed into Tropical Cyclone Donna (TC Donna), a Category 1 system, around Wednesday midnight. TC Donna had intensified into a…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
On 9 December 2016, a very strong undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred at 4:39am local time about 62 kilometers west-southwest of Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands. Shaking was strongly felt in Makira, south of Malaita, north of Guadalcanal and in Rennel &…
Since August 2016 in the Solomon Islands, an unusual increase in dengue-like illness, including the number of NS1 positive cases, has been observed through the National Syndromic Surveillance System of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS). An outbreak of dengue was declared by the…
In Fiji, many communities are experiencing the effects of an El Niño-induced drought, with farmers losing crops and water supplies drying out and water trucking underway. A drought warning is in place and the Government reports at least 30,000 people are now affected. Other El Niño effects…
Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu as an extremely destructive category 5 cyclone on the evening of 13 Mar 2015, causing serious damage to infrastructure and leaving debris strewn across the capital. (OCHA, 15 Mar 2015) The archipelago, consisting of more than 80 islands with a population…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
On 23 Jul 2014, WHO issued a health alert for a suspected measles outbreak in the Solomon Islands (WHO, 23 Jul 2014). By the end of August, over 600 cases had been reported, including two measles-related deaths. On 1 Sep a mass measles vaccination campaign to target all children aged 6 months to 30…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
Heavy rain from a tropical depression, which later became Tropical Cyclone Ita, caused severe flooding in the Solomon Islands at the beginning of April 2014, killing 22 people and affecting and over 50,000. The worst affected area was the capital Honiara after the Mataniko River burst its banks on…
Affected countries: Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
On 11 Mar 2014, Tropical Cyclone Lusi was located about 30 km west-northwest of Vanuatu's Ambrym island (population 7,275) and 70 km southeast of Malekula island (22,902), and moving 12 km/h in a south-southeast direction. The cyclone strengthened to a Category 2 system in the afternoon with…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
Since January 2013, approximately 1,970 suspected and confirmed dengue cases have been reported, resulting in three deaths. More than 1,800 of the cases have been reported in Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, while the others are in the provinces of Guadalcanal and Gizo. There has been a…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Santa Cruz Islands in the southeast Solomon Islands archipelago on 6 Feb 2013. A 0.9 to 1 meter tsunami wave reached the islands in Temotu Province and a tsunami wave of 8 centimeters reached the capital Honiara. 10 people were killed. Almost…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
Flash floods and landslides affected over 7,000 people in parts of Makira Ulawa Province as a result of very heavy rain over the weekend of 1-3 June 2012. (Gov't Solomon Islands, 27 Jun 2012)
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
On 15 March 2010, Tropical Cyclone Ului intensified into a Category 4 cyclone. It affected six provinces (Makira, Rennell/Bellona, Isabel, Malaita, Guadalcanal and Temotu), causing flooding and damages to food gardens and infrastructures. IFRC funds were allocated on 22 March 2010. About 1,000…
Affected countries: Solomon Islands
On 4 January 2010, two earthquakes struck close together and occurred around 55 miles (88 km) south to southeast of the island of Gizo. The earthquakes, which had respective magnitudes of 7.2 and 6.5, generated a tsunami that hit the southern and northern coast of the islands of Rendova and…
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Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…